DriveClub PS Plus Edition, the version of Evolution Studios' PS4 racer included with every PlayStation Plus subscription, will indeed be "content-limited" when it launches alongside the console — but free players will be able to buy tracks and cars piecemeal, game director Col Rodgers explained during a demo of the game at Gamescom 2013.
It was revealed at E3 that the game would have all of the features of the paid version of the title, but would have limited content to entice players to upgrade to the full version. According to Rodgers, there are several ways to upgrade. Players of the PS Plus Edition can simply pay to unlock the full version of the game, or can buy pieces of content of their choosing, whether that be cars, tracks or some other unannounced items.
The free version of the game won't be devoid of content; Rodgers said it would ship with a few cars and tracks, but they would only make up a small portion of the full game's content. Still, even if you don't want to upgrade, you'll be able to play through the title, access social challenges and move through DriveClub's progression systems in the free version of the game.
DriveClub launches alongside the PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 in North America. You can watch the Gamescom trailer below.